Here are the top 114 tourist attractions to see in Phuket:

1. Phi Phi Islands

54 kms
from city center
1 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

2. Patong Beach

5.0 / 5

7 kms
from city center
2 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The vibrant beach town of Patong is the heart of Phuket - with its loud, bold and colorful display of tourist attractions. It has everything for an ideal vacation - ranging from beaches to a super fun nightlife, to shopping and some truly amazing Thai cuisine. Patong is often one of the top destinations on any tourist's list, and with good reason - it offers the best of Thailand!

3. Big Buddha

4.3 / 5

14 kms
from city center
3 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

4. Bangla Road

4.6 / 5

8 kms
from city center
4 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Located along Patong beach, Bangla road is a bustling haven of entertainment. It is the perfect place for a late evening stroll or a night out. The beer pubs, street performances, ping pong shows and disco bars all contribute to the lively and infectious atmosphere - you can't help but become part of the cheerful crowd and enjoy!

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5. Kata Beach

4.7 / 5

15 kms
from city center
5 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

6. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park

3.0 / 5

5 kms
from city center
6 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Green Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket covers an area of 40,000 square meters, in a lush green jungle with a beautiful stream flowing right through the middle. Here, tourists get to observe and interact with rescued Asian elephants in their natural habitat, as these impressive beasts go about their daily lives.

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7. Wat Chalong

4.5 / 5

12 kms
from city center
7 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

8. Phuket Elephant Park

3.0 / 5

11 kms
from city center
8 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

9. Phuket Old Town

4.2 / 5

10 kms
from city center
9 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The old town of Phuket is a place that takes one to the cultural walk amid all the beautiful traditional architectures and markets.

10. Phuket FantaSea

3.6 / 5

6 kms
from city center
10 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket FantaSea is a theme park often referred to as the Disneyland of South East Asia.

11. Promthep Cape

4.0 / 5

22 kms
from city center
11 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Prompthep Cape at the southern end of Phuket is the perfect location to get that million dollar picture of a gorgeous sunset. After enjoying the delightful sunset, tourists often enjoy shopping for souvenirs and a nice seafood dinner at the scenic Prompthep restaurant located along the bay.

12. Karon View Point

3.9 / 5

18 kms
from city center
12 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

13. Monkey Hill

3.8 / 5

9 kms
from city center
13 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks. Be slightly careful though, they can sometimes get a bit too playful!

14. Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

3.8 / 5

12 kms
from city center
14 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

15. Tiger Kingdom

4.0 / 5

5 kms
from city center
15 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Spread over 4 acres at the foot of the Patong Hill, Tiger Kindom is the beautiful home of many different breeds of Indochinese tigers. Bred in captivity by birth, these magnificent beasts often let you even pet them and provides you with a unique, intimate view of their lives in the lush green reserves of Phuket

16. Phuket Weekend Night Market

3.3 / 5

9 kms
from city center
16 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Weekend Market is a popular tourist haunt with its endless display of exciting items and delicious cuisine. Tourists love to browse among the many items for sale like clothes, souvenirs and quirky accessories for very reasonable prices. It is also the perfect place to try some exotic Thai food - including fried insects!

17. Karon Beach

4.7 / 5

13 kms
from city center
17 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Karon beach is one of the most popular beaches in Phuket, and has a long beautiful coastline. The beach is known for its nightlife and resorts, as well as the quaint Soi Patak temple and the temple market around it.

18. Nai Harn Beach

4.6 / 5

20 kms
from city center
18 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The laid-back Nai Harn Beach in the south of Phuket is a nice spot for vacationing among hills, islands, palm trees and clear water. Tourists flock here for a day of relaxed frolicking by the bay, getting massages and eating Thai food while lounging in chairs along the beachside.

19. Freedom Beach

3.9 / 5

11 kms
from city center
19 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The quiet Freedom beach, located near Patong beach is often frequented by tourists who want some calm and relaxation. The beach can only be accessed by a boat ride, which takes you along delightful coves and bays. Tourists often enjoy snorkelling and the marine life of this beach.

20. Khao Rang Hill View Point

3.3 / 5

8 kms
from city center
20 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

21. Jui Tui Shrine

2.7 / 5

9 kms
from city center
21 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket is a popular Chinese temple, with its colourful exteriors and dragons, built in honour of the deity Tean Hu Huan Soy. It holds a revered place in the history of Phuket, with locals coming to celebrate both good and bad times within the grounds of the temple. Some of the popular attractions here include the firecracker house and the fortune sticks.

22. Surin Beach

4.4 / 5

7 kms
from city center
22 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Surin beach, also sometimes called as Millionaire's row, is a celebrity favorite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

23. Bang Tao Beach

4.4 / 5

8 kms
from city center
23 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Bang Tao Beach on the western coast of Phuket is one of the more elegant beaches in the city. Along with its many luxury hotels and resorts, including the Laguna Phuket, Bang Tao is also popular for its beach clubs

24. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

3.4 / 5

12 kms
from city center
24 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

25. Water Sports

3.5 / 5

15 kms
from city center
25 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

26. Kata Noi Beach

3.8 / 5

17 kms
from city center
26 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

27. Siam Niramit Phuket

3.5 / 5

5 kms
from city center
27 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

A beautiful kaleidoscope of colors, myths and history and with over a 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

28. Phuket Trickeye Museum

3.7 / 5

10 kms
from city center
28 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Trickeye Museum is an exhibition center where one can experience the world of illusion created through an ancient technique.

29. Bang Pae Waterfall

3.3 / 5

11 kms
from city center
29 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

30. Soi Dog Foundation

3.7 / 5

20 kms
from city center
30 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Established in 2003, the Soi Dog Foundation is home to many stray animals of Thailand, where friends of the furry creatures are allowed to drop in. It has received international acclaim for its work, particularly following the 2004 tsunami and 2011 Bangkok floods. Rescued animals are provided a loving home, and are also available for adoption.

31. Raya Island

3.6 / 5

39 kms
from city center
31 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Racha islands in the south of Phuket are a favorite spot for diving and snorkelling, because of the beautiful turquoise waters and the abundant marine life along this bay. After landing on the u-shaped Ao Tawan Tok bay, people often frequent the luxury resort The Racha, and enjoy strolling walks and a quiet relaxing vacation on this island.

32. Phuket Aquarium

3.6 / 5

18 kms
from city center
32 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Aquarium is a world of some of the most exotic creatures of the sea exhibiting the beautiful marine life.

33. Naka Market

3.8 / 5

9 kms
from city center
33 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

A perfect place to buy souvenirs and test your haggling skills while shop till you drop.

34. Mai Khao Beach

3.8 / 5

21 kms
from city center
34 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Mai Kao beach in northwest Phuket, is still pristine and lesser developed as a part of the Sirinath National Park. With its name literally translating to white wood, this 11 km long stretch along the coast is perfect for a long and uninterrupted walk. Once a year, the beach hosts the Songkran festival, where you might be lucky enough to witness a baby turtle release

35. Ko Panyi

3.0 / 5

46 kms
from city center
35 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The lively little fishing village of Koh Panyi is located in Phang Nga Bay, and is built entirely on stilts! People flock here to enjoy this unique and unusual experience, and also to sample some of the truly delicious seafood that this village is famous for. Built almost 200 years ago, this village offers the perfect blend of the traditional with the modern.

36. Karon Temple Market

3.4 / 5

12 kms
from city center
36 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.

37. Phuket Seashell Museum

3.0 / 5

19 kms
from city center
37 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Phuket Seashell Museum in Rawai houses an impressive collection of 2000 shell species. With both English and Thai tours available, it is definitely worth a visit to check out the many rarities on display here including - the world's largest golden pearl, sedimentary shells and tiger cowries.

38. Splash Jungle Water Park

3.4 / 5

19 kms
from city center
38 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket

39. Phuket Thaihua Museum

2.8 / 5

9 kms
from city center
39 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Originally a school, the Thai Hua Museum on Krabi road in Phuket, is a beautiful white 20th-century mansion. It houses many paintings and murals which gives a thorough and deep insight into Phuket's rich history. The tastefully done corridors and rooms make it a delight to observe.

40. Thalang National Museum

2.7 / 5

5 kms
from city center
40 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The small Thalang National Museum is an ideal place to spend to learn a little about the rich Thai history. The museum houses prehistoric crafts, maps, sculptures as well as old photos showing battle scenes, and the Phuket of a couple of centuries ago. There are also some Chinese figurines and deities on display here.

41. Phuket Wake Park

3.4 / 5

3 kms
from city center
41 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Wake Park, with its array of adventure activities and fitness training, is a great experience for those wishing to enjoy challenging themselves. It provides a range of options including a full-size main cable with obstacles as well as professional training experience. There are also good lounges to relax and grab some yum Thai food!

42. Rawai Beach

4.0 / 5

20 kms
from city center
42 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Loved for its great seafood restaurants, Rawai Beach in the south of Phuket Island offers a lively local ambience with its fishing community, seafood markets and quiet beach life. It is also a great place for some island hopping, as the popular Coral Islands and Koh Bon are located nearby.

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